It’s true that we’ve seen our fair share of classic Ford Mustangs converted into electric vehicles, but this one is likely the first such project to come from Russia.
It’s built (or will be built) by a startup called Aviar Motors using an aluminum chassis and a carbon fiber bodywork modeled after the first-generation, 1967 Mustang fastback. While the exterior is as classic as it gets, a closer look at the Aviar R67 reveals some modern elements such as the LED headlights and taillights, retractable door handles and 20-inch forged alloy wheels.
There are some aero elements as well, including a front splitter, a rear spoiler that pops out automatically at speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h) or in Sport and Race modes, and a rear diffuser that accelerates the airflow and reduces the pressure under the car. Improving the car’s aerodynamics are the flat underbody and air suspension that automatically raises and lowers the ride height depending on the speed.
The interior is more Tesla than Ford, as it features a massive 17-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen controlling most of the car’s functions. There’s a digital instrument panel as well, flanked by turbine-style vents that seem taken straight out the E-Class Coupé. All amenities expected from a 21st-century car are fitted, including a dual-zone automatic climate control, 12-way power adjustable, heated seats, backup camera, panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and ambient lighting.
The all-wheel-drive R67 is powered by two electric motors (one on each axle) producing a total of 840 horsepower and 966 Nm (713 lb-ft) of torque. Aviar says the electric Mustang will do 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.2 seconds and will cover the 72-106 km/h (45-66 mph) sprint in 1.2 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).
The claimed driving range is also spectacular, as it can reach 507 km (315 miles) courtesy of a 100 kWh battery pack. Aviar claims the R67 is the first electric muscle car, which is why the vehicle is fitted with an external sound system that simulates engine sounds and the exhaust note of the legendary Shelby GT500.